Rooftop bars Milan

Complete guide to the 14 best rooftop bars in Milan [2020 update]

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Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Last updated: June 29th, 2020

Milan is a city famous for fashion, food and football – but also home to a wide range of fantstic rooftop bars and terrazzas. An apertivo at a rooftop Milano lets you enjoy this beautiful city from a new perspective. To guide you to the best venues, this complete guide will give you all the info you need about each Milan rooftop worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pics, location and much more. From fancy rooftop restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner, to chic rooftop lounges offering a vibrant atmosphere and cool cocktails. So, which is the best rooftop Milano? Just scroll down and find the Milan rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Monumentale
Rooftop bar Milan Ceresio 7 in Milan
1

Ceresio 7

$$$$ Via Ceresio, 7
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Two rooftop pools
  • 360-view
  • Signature cocktails

A stunning and luxurious Milano rooftop bar, equipped with two rooftop swimming pools, comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas and an inside fine-dining restaurant. Located in the Garibaldi district, the roof terrace gives you a fantastic 360-degree view of Milan's skyline and suroundings. Beautiful and modern in decoration, the rooftop bar offers fine mixology cocktails, and the rooftop restaurant serves great Italian classics for both lunch and dinner. Expect top-noth service and a trendy crowd.

Area:Scala
Rooftop bar Milan Sky Terrace Bar Milano Scala in Milan
2

Sky Terrace Bar Milano Scala

$$$ Via dell’Orso, 7
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Mixology cocktails
  • Urban vegetable garden
  • Cosy

A very cosy rooftop Milano, located on top of the Hotel Milano Scala. Lush and green in decor, with inviting and comfy sofas to settle in, the terrace offers great 360-degree views over Milan in all directions. Open during the spring and summer season, Sky Terrace Bar serves a healthy and delicious set of Mediterranean-inspired bar bites and well-crafted cocktails, using ingredients and herbs from the urban vegetable rooftop garden. Perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or some romantic apertifs at sunset.

Area:Sempione Park
Rooftop bar Milan Terrazza Triennale in Milan
3

Terrazza Triennale

$$$$ Viale Alemagna Emilio, 6
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Restaurant
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • Lovely view

A luxurious rooftop bar in Milan with a great restaurant. With the byline 'Osteria con Vista', this rooftop serves Italian cuisine of the highest class. The rooftop bar is of very high quality to, where you can choose from good wines, signature mixology cocktails and beers. Located in Sempione Park, the rooftop is set partly in a transparent greenhouse, surrounded by an outdoor terrace with lovely views over the park and city skyline and with cosy and romantic ambience.

Area:Milan Central Station
Rooftop bar Milan Terrazza Gallia in Milan
4

Terrazza Gallia

$$$$ Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 9
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Elegant
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views

Set seven floors above Piazza Duca D'Aosta, on top of the luxurious Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Terazza Gallia comes with both a modern and stylish indoor restaurant and lounge, as well as an elegant outdoor terrace. Here you can enjoy panoramic views over the monumental buildings in the business district of Milan. Serving fine and traditional Italian cuisine with contemporary flavours at the restaurant, the rooftop bar is open from noon to late night, offering a selection of small bites, along with mixology signature cocktails, all in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Area:Duomo di Milano
Rooftop bar The Roof Milano in Milan
5

The Roof Milano

$$$$ 1 Piazza Missori
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Italian restaurant
  • Great views
  • Central

This 10th floor Milano rooftop bar used to be called La Terrazza dei Cavalieri, but since June 2020 the rooftop is home to a new panoramic restaurant called The Roof Milano. While the branding is new, the terrace still offers one of the very best views in Milan. A magical panoramic as far as the eye can see. Located in piazza Giuseppe Missori, in the very heart of the city, The Roof Milano is both a rooftop cocktail bar and fine dining restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, aperitif and dinner, created by Chef Paolo Scaccabarozzi.

Area:Repubblica
Rooftop bar Milan Radio Rooftop Milan in Milan
6

Radio Rooftop Milan

$$$$ Piazza della Repubblica, 13
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Weekend brunch
  • Evening DJs

Luxurious and beautiful roof bar in Milan, perched on top of the hotel ME Milan Il Duca. Located in the Piazza della Repubblica, Radio Rooftop brings a slice of New York and London to Milan. Take the express elevator to the 10th floor and you find a view that beats most in the city. Open day-to-night, this elegant and stylish, high-energy cocktail lounge comes with lots of comfy seating both inside and out on the terrace, and offers tapas in all its forms along with creative and well crafted cocktails.

Area:Piazza S. Babila
Rooftop bar Milan Terrazza 12 in Milan
7

Terrazza 12

$$$ Via Durini, 28
  • Highlights
  • 10th floor
  • 50's inspiration
  • Sunset view
  • Great ambience

A homely and modern rooftop bar in Milan, located on the 10th floor of The Brian & Barry Building. From the roof terrace you get a spectacular. Cool in design, the roof is part greenhouse living room inspired from the 50's, surrounded by a terrace with front-row seats to a spectacular view of the Madonnina and Milan's new skyline. Comfy and relaxed in vibe, here you can enjoy delicious and crafted cocktails made with love and some nice Italian cuisine, both as lunch and as apertivos.

Area:Piazza del Duomo
Rooftop bar Milan Terrazza Aperol in Milan
8

Terrazza Aperol

$$$$ Piazza del Duomo
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Aperol-inspired
  • Duomo views
  • Popular

Found right by the majestic Duomo di Milano, Terrazza Aperol is a lively and dynamic Milano rooftop bar, paying tribute to one of the hottest drinks during recent years: the Aperol Spritz. Not only the obvious option the order, the terrace is also decorated to match the popular aperitif, from the bar to the orange drop-shaped tables. With the Duomo so close it almost feels like you can reach out and touch it, you can (apart from the Aperol-based creations), also enjoy a large array of cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, all-day tapas and more filling Italian and Milanese dishes as lunch.

Area:Duomo di Milano
Rooftop bar Milan La Rinascente in Milan
9

La Rinascente Rooftop

$$$$ Via Santa Radegonda 1
  • Highlights
  • 7th floor
  • Shopping mall
  • Doume views
  • Italian restaurants

Located just outside the cathedral in central Milan, La Rinascente is a luxurious shopping mall that offers a 7th floor rooftop food court with several different restaurants and bars, some of them with terrace seating and really cool close up views of the Doumo. Open from morning to late nigth, most of the food served is Italian, and it is a great spot for both a sunny lunch break during some shopping in the mall, but also to just stop by for a cocktail, some coffee or a glass of champagne.

Area:Lambrate
Rooftop bar Milan Rooftop Visionair in Milan
10

Rooftop Visionair

$$$ Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 15
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Rooftop garden
  • Relaxed & trendy
  • Rooftop pool

A lush and relaxed Milano rooftop bar, found on top of an old factory in the Lambrate Design District. The terrace is covered with grass, trees and plants, this is truly a rooftop garden, that also comes with a lovely rooftop pool and some amazing views over the Milan skyline. Working as a bistro restaurant and cocktail bar with a Brooklyn-feel, the rooftop menu includes creative cocktails namned after the neighborhoods of Milan, along with modern bites and dishes.

Area:Lambrate
Rooftop bar Milan La Terrazza di Via Palestro in Milan
11

La Terrazza di Via Palestro

$$$ Via Palestro, 2
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Modern
  • Lush terrace
  • Year round

Set on the 4th floor of the historic Swiss Center, Terrazza Palestro offers both an elegant indoor lounge, as well as a lush and stylish outdoor terrace. Serving Mediterranean cuisine combining the flavors of Italian tradition with a creative twist as weekday lunch and dinner all nights, the rooftop bar is also available for aperitif nightly, where you can enjoy creative mixologist cocktails, fine Italian wines and delicious finger food. With a friendly service and sophisticated atmosphere, this rooftop Milano is a great spot to enjoy an al-fresco food and drinks with genuine 'Italian vibes'.

Area:Piazza Diaz
Rooftop bar Milan Terrazza Martini in Milan
12

Terrazza Martini

$$$ Piazza Armando Diaz, 7
  • Highlights
  • 16th floor
  • Amazing views
  • Reservations needed
  • Modern & elegant

Terrazza Martini Milano is a fantastic venue to enjoy the mix of a classic Martini and some fantastic views over the Duomo and the Milano skyline. Up until 2018 the terrace was only available for private events, but nowadays it is also open to the public, you just have to make reservations for one of the rooftop-experiences. There are two options available: the Martini Cocktail Experience, where you get to learn and experiment the art of preparing the three most famous Martini cocktails, or the more straight forward Martini Observatory, with a classic aperitif on the rooftop.

Area:Piazza del Duomo
Rooftop bar Milan Duomo 21 Terrace in Milan
13

Duomo 21 Terrace

$$$$ Piazza del Duomo, 21
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Duomo-views
  • All days

A pretty new rooftop bar in Milan, working as both lounge, cocktail bar and restaurant. The indoor, multi-level venue is complemented with a 3rd floor rooftop terrace where you get premium front-row views over the beautiful and historical Duomo and to the square in front of it. Great rooftop bar for a relaxing lunch or apertif break while exploring the cental parts of town. Towards the night the vibe gets a bit more upbeat after work, sometimes with live DJs.

Area:Piazza Cinque Giornate
Rooftop bar Milan Globe in Milan
14

Globe

$$$ Piazza Cinque Giornate 1
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Restaurant + Lounge Bar
  • Great cocktails
  • Sunday brunch

A restaurant, lounge and rooftop bar, perched on top of the Coin department store, right by Piazza Cinque Giornate. Stylish and chic in decoration and with lovely views over one of the most ancient squares in Milan, Globe offers a bit of different settings depending on when you visit. Come earlier for a more calm and relaxing meal, then as the night wears on the vibe turns more lounge vibrant. Enjoy an ever changing international food menu and crafted mixology cocktails.

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Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: Maj-Oct
Residents: 800 000
Climate: temperate

The climate in Milan is warm in the spring, summer and autumn, and a little bit colder in the winter. The city is teeming with good restaurants and nightclubs, and the supply of rooftop bars in Milan is big to.

There're also some lovely roof gardens in the city center where you can enjoy good food and wine to the scene of the city's rooftops or the mighty Duomo. Lots of rooftop bars in Milan are located at restaurants or luxurious hotels.

Speaking of hotels, here's a great guide to hotels in Milan. Hopefully this article helped you answering the question of, which is the best rooftop bar in Milan?

About Milan

Milan is Italy's second largest city and has one of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas. The city is one of the world's most famous fashion cities and it hosts fashion shows at the highest level several times a year. Here you will also find one of the world's most famous and best opera houses La Scala. Milan also has two of Europe's most prestigious and successful football teams, Milan and Inter Milan, who both play their home matches at the impressive stadium San Siro.